Online Magazine Features Fetal Surgery

Published on in CHOP in the Media

July 16, 2012 — Five-year-old Addison Kelly underwent fetal surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in November 2006 for a life-threatening mass in her chest. Today, Addison is about to enter kindergarten, and CHOP performs about 150 fetal surgeries each year, with more specialized treatments on the horizon.

The Kelly family, along with N. Scott Adzick, MD, and Lori Howell, RN, MS, from CHOP, are featured in a article about the in utero surgical treatments that are helping babies survive. The CHOP team talks about research underway to develop less invasive techniques that can be applied even earlier in gestation.

Learn about the Kelly family’s experiences and the future of fetal surgery in the full article from